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Chapter Three: Chaos Theory and Psychoanalysis: the Fluidic Nature of the Mind

Karnac Books ePub

George Moran

For many disciplines, the focus of study is a system that sometimes behaves predictably and, with a change in certain conditions, behaves in a complex or apparently random manner. In meteorology, fluid dynamics, and ecology, scientists have constructed models of their respective systems, attempting to capture the complex nature and behaviour seen in real life. Until the last ten or fifteen years, such models consisted of numerous equations which had to be “summed” in order to account for the variety possible in a real world system (this was true when trying to model even the simplest physical systems). Experimental observations that deviated from the models were considered artifactitious, or the deviations were resolved by the addition of more components or equations. Mathematical approaches to modelling have for a number of years examined systems that work on themselves over time, that “flow”. This approach drops the previous notion of tag-on equations to encompass supposedly variant behaviour, and shows that complex behaviour can be determined by simple equations of a special class, called non-linear differential equations (May, 1976). Many systems that are so modelled work on themselves, or “flow”: the old “output” becomes the new “input”. This process of flow suggests images of fluids, and indeed it is in the discipline of fluid dynamics that much of the pioneering work has occurred. Such fluidic systems characterised by this kind of feedback are prone to exhibit “chaotic” behaviour over time: behaviour that is apparently random, disorganised, and without order. The science of these new models is in fact called “Chaos”. The choice of the name is unfortunate, because there is little that is truly lawless, destructive, or totally disorderly about the field or its subjects of study. Indeed, the new models allow a clearer appreciation of qualitative and quantitative characteristics of complex systems never before possible.

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15: Land-use Change Impacts on Soil Processes in Tropical and Savannah Ecosystems: Emerging Themes and Future Research Directions

Brearley, F.Q., Editor CAB International PDF

15 

Land-use Change Impacts on Soil

Processes in Tropical and Savannah Ecosystems:

Emerging Themes and Future Research

Directions

Andrew D. Thomas,1* Marife D. Corre,2 Luitgard Schwendenmann,3

Edzo Veldkamp,2 Kazumichi Fujii,4,5 Krista L. McGuire,6,7

David D. Mkwambisi,8 L. Ronald Ng Cheong,9 Jennifer S. Powers10,11 and Francis Q. Brearley12

1

Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University,

Aberystwyth, UK; 2Büsgen Institute – Soil Science of Tropical and Subtropical

Ecosystems, Georg-August University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany;

3

School of Environment, The University of Auckland, Auckland,

New Zealand; 4Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute,

Tsukuba, Japan; 5Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University,

Kyoto, Japan; 6Department of Biology, Barnard College, Columbia University,

New York, USA; 7Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology,

Columbia University, New York, USA; 8Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lilongwe, Malawi; 9Mauritius Sugarcane Industry Research

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Frames of Leadership

International Journal of Educational Ref Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

THOMAS J. SERGIOVANNI

Lillian Radford Professor of Education and Administration

Trinity University

715 Stadium Drive

San Antonio, TX 78212

There are many frames for understanding leadership. But in today’s literature of educational administration, only some of these frames are considered legitimate. Further, relying only on these “legitimate” frames can actually work against school improvement. An examination of practice, however, provides a different picture –a picture that includes an enriched view of what leadership is and how it should be practiced. I reach this conclusion after numerous conversations with school leaders.1 Recently, for example, I asked Larry Norwood, principal of Capitol High School in Olympia, Washington to participate in one of my studies on leadership by providing me with critical incidents of his leadership in action. He responded, “Tom-I have wrestled with this-and finally decided to pass. … I can think of nothing of literary significance that I have achieved (in the way of leadership) in the past 22 years. My style is to delegate and empower and my successes have been through other people. If I have a strength it is as a facilitator–that doesn’t make good copy: Sorry, L. N.” Even though Norwood doesn’t think of himself as a leader, I believe he is. I suspect that one of the reasons for Norwood’s success may be because he implicitly rejects leadership as we now understand it.

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1. Practising “withness”: a human art

Karnac Books ePub

Lynn Hoffman

Ihad been to the North of Norway on numerous occasions, mostly at the Summer Solstice, but Tom Andersen kept telling me that I must come in the “Darktime”. So he invited me for the first day of spring, just as the sun was going to appear. Tom took me to his top-floor office at the University of Tromsø the morning of the conference, and out the window I saw the first rays. They appeared in the cleft of two snow-covered mountains, then faded away, followed by colours of pink, mauve, and gold that lit up the edges of landscape and sky.

From time to time as I have passed through the history of this field, I have been given the chance to see such first rays. And I have in some way known or guessed which newcomer approaches would establish themselves and persist. One is taking shape now, like a ship hull-up on the horizon and coming closer. Roger Lowe (2005), in a recent article, has referred to it as the “Conversational” or “Dialogical therapies”. More interesting, perhaps, Lowe distinguishes between “Structured-Question” approaches, like Narrative (White, 1995) and Solution-Focused (de Shazer, 1994) work, and what he calls, following John Shotter (Shotter &Katz, 1998), a “Striking Moments” approach. By this description, we seem to have discovered a territory that relies on a relational version of static electricity for its effects rather than a technology that is imposed from outside. Using this new measure, the Collaborative perspective of Harry Goolishian and Harlene Anderson, and the Reflecting Process of Tom Andersen, are being joined by a new band of travelling players who have related, but different, songs to sing.

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Chapter Ten: Clinical implications for psychoanalytic practice

Hill, Christine A.S. Karnac Books ePub

“Do patients change because of psychoanalysis or in spite of what analysts do?”

(Guerrero, 2001, IPA Congress, Nice)

Guerrero, a presenter at the Nice Congress (2001) raised an interesting question that is related to these findings. He asked, “Do patients change because of psychoanalysis or in spite of what analysts do?” If this question had been asked of the patients I interviewed, I believe the following comments, brought up spontaneously by two of the patients, would have been fitting responses to Guerrero. Tony, when reflecting on his experience, said, “I’m sure it [the analysis] did help me but I’m not sure how … I would have changed as a person anyway so it’s difficult to say,” while Rick remarked how his analyst provided the opportunity for him to make sense of his life but “nothing more helpful” than what he could possibly have done if he merely “sat in a corner and did my own thing”. Other patients, however, were able to report that at the end of their analyses it had “completely changed” their lives.

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31. Wounded Warrior (1978)

Michael Sparke University of North Texas Press PDF

31.

Wounded Warrior

(1978)

The musicians assembled in Buffalo, New York, that cold January day quickly realized it was going to be a bumpy ride. Stan Kenton was more obviously candidate for a convalescent home than the rigors of life on the road, particularly in the East Coast’s severe mid-winter weather conditions. Those first few days were especially rough, as Stanley struggled to adapt himself to what he had come to call “My tragedy.”

Kenton was clearly a sick man, mentally and physically fatigued after six days riding the bus clear across the continent from California,

Audree Coke accompanying. In her view, Stan was far from ready for the road: “Stanley’s health during that last tour was not good at all. He should have stayed home for a longer period. He had only seven months between the brain surgery and going out again in January ’78. No, I don’t think he was ready, he was pushing himself, he was forcing himself. He was still having trouble with his memory, and his word patterns were sometimes disarranged. He was not ready to go back at all, but I couldn’t hold him at home any longer, he was going to go, and that was it. Stanley was a very stubborn man. So against everyone’s better judgment, out he went, with the band.”1

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4. Organized Protest Responses—From Militant to Revolutionary: The NAACP and the Communist Party

Christopher Robert Reed Indiana University Press ePub

We are going to steal all the thunder of the Communists without having the label of the Communists.

—A. C. MacNeal, Chicago NAACP president, 1933

Depression-decade circumstances dictated that the most radical and militant organizations purporting to meet the emergent needs of the economically distressed adopt a dual agenda embracing both economic relief and the protection of civil rights.1 Duality was a necessity, because in order to enlist the racially conscious black population of whatever class level to challenge the economic status quo, an appeal based on the pursuit of racial advancement had to be included. A. C. MacNeal led the Chicago NAACP into adopting a dual agenda to solve the Black Belt’s immediate needs—by trying to secure jobs—while continuing the Association’s primary mission of fighting violations to basic citizenship rights. Meanwhile, the Communist Party of the U.S.A. (CPUSA) embarked on its own dual agenda, but in its case it used an effort to fight for civil rights as a lure to entice black workers and the unemployed into a struggle that it considered of global importance—to understand, undermine, and destroy the capitalist system that brought on the worldwide depression in the first instance. The Communists were handicapped first by the orders emanating from Moscow, which embraced certain elements of nationalism that, in fact, dissuaded certain groups of African Americans from following their direction. Then, the Communists, being overwhelmingly white in their racial composition, suffered by having so few active, well-trained, and influential black party members within their ranks. In combining race and class, the Communists initiated a set of contradictions that invalidated the strength of the purity of their economic doctrine and pursuits.

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Week 33

Christine Dugan Shell Education PDF

WEEK 33

DAY

Name: _______________________________ Date:__________________

Directions

Read the text and then answer the questions.

Our class took a survey today. We each chose our favorite pizza topping. We worked together to tally the results. I was not surprised. Pepperoni won, with fifteen votes. Cheese came in second place. It got six votes.

Veggie and sausage tied for last. They each got three votes. Our class sure loves pepperoni pizza!

1

SCORE

1.

2.

3.

1.

A

What is the correct order of the survey results?

3.

cheese, pepperoni, veggie and sausage

A

B

C

D

–ly

4.

Which statement describes a survey?

A

B

a graph

C

D

an official investigation

B

pepperoni, cheese, veggie and sausage

C

cheese, veggie and sausage, pepperoni

D

veggie and sausage, cheese, pepperoni

2.

What is the text mostly about?

A

a class survey and its results

B

C

D

pizza delivery

Which suffix can be added to work to make a new word?

–er

–tion

4.

____ / 4

Total

–or

answers to a poll about an opinion or preference an election

veggie pizza voting

© Shell Education

#50923—180 Days of Reading for Second Grade

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Chapter 7 • Working the West Coast 1958

Helene LaFaro-Fernandez University of North Texas Press PDF

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Chapter 7  •

Working the West Coast

1958

As I was now living with my girl friends in Hollywood, when

Scotty returned to Los Angeles he shared Victor’s digs in Manhattan Beach. The big scene was still at the Lighthouse in Hermosa.

Scotty would sit in regularly and met a lot more musicians who were doing the same. Drummer Eddie Rubin, who later worked with Neil Diamond, remembers that Scotty always had a bag of sunflower seeds in his pocket and nibbled them constantly. He did one casual gig with Scott and said that over the years all the bass players he met were envious that he got to meet and play with

Scott, that he was an idol to all of them. Eddie said, “Scotty was a virtuoso, he just had it. Came out of nowhere and was way ahead of his time. His approach, concept, chops. He was a prodigy, had something special.You thought he was playing a violin or a guitar.

No one played the bass like he did, what he got out of it. There has never been a trio like that Evans trio. If Bird was alive then,

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4 - Differentiating the PLC Structure

Jane A.J. Kise Solution Tree Press ePub

Before you begin reading this chapter, take a moment to reflect on the following questions:

•  What are the three main reasons teachers resist change? Why do you think so?

•  What activities do you believe PLC meetings should emphasize? How would you prioritize the work?

In an article on leadership for sustainability, Hargreaves and Fink (2004) discuss how standardizing a curriculum to match accountability tests demotivated an entire teaching team that had previously used curricula differentiated for the diverse backgrounds of their students. Enthusiastic teachers turned into resisters. While recognizing the complexity of the issues, they report that

standardization is the enemy of sustainability. Sustainable leadership recognizes and cultivates many kinds of excellence in learning, teaching and leading and provides the networks for these different kinds of excellence to be shared in cross-fertilizing processes of improvement. (p. 1)

Have you encountered any resistance to forming PLCs or to the activities you are using? As you start this chapter, we ask you to entertain the premise that there are no resistant teachers, but instead only teachers whose needs have not been met. Why else would a professional resist reform efforts clearly linked to improved student achievement?

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Chapter Nine: Telling evidence

Moran, Frances Karnac Books ePub

Marie Cardinal confronts us with a strangely disconcerting paradox. As she thinks back on her analysis, the course of which is described in her autobiographical novel The Words to Say It (1975), she has difficulty in finding herself, that is, the self she used to be. This self of the past, the mad one, lived within her body just as she lives within it now. “I am she” (p. 8). The mad one saw with her eyes, she had the same fingernails, the same ring. But where is the mad one now and who is Marie Cardinal? Can they be one and the same? Or, are they somehow disjunct?

In this chapter we will follow Cardinal in aspects of her story. As we do, we will see her move from the presentation of herself in her designated madness, positioned as object in relation to the Other, to the presentation of self in her freedom, positioned as subject in relation to the Other. In so doing Cardinal's paradoxical self-description will be shown to harbour a depth of experience—the experience of an analysis in the Freudian tradition.

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Nové Město

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

1Admire some of the city's finest 20th-century architecture in and around Wenceslas Square, from the art-nouveau extravagance of the Grand Hotel Evropa to the sleekly functionalist Mánes Gallery and the exuberant Dancing Building.

2Attend a performance of Dvořák's music by the Original Music Theatre of Prague in the Víla Amerika.

3Learn about one of WWII's most dramatic assassinations in the National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror.

4Discover the beautiful art-nouveau masterpieces of Prague's most famous artist at the Mucha Museum.

5Explore the magnificent arcades, such as those in Lucerna Palace, and hidden gardens of Nové Město on foot.

Nové Město means ‘New Town’, although this crescent-shaped district to the east and south of Staré Město was new only when it was founded by Charles IV in 1348. It extends eastwards from Revoluční and Na Příkopě to Wilsonova and the main railway line, and south from Národní třída to Vyšehrad.

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9: Turning Support into Participation

Levesque, Paul Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. That’s what makes you a winner.

—VENUS WILLIAMS

We come now to the dreamcrafting macroskill supreme, the heavy artillery, the pièce de résistance that moves master dreamcrafters from the realm of the enthusiastic amateur into that of the polished professional at the top of his or her game. This is where a “darn good chance” of achieving the mission is transformed into a “can hardly miss” kind of proposition.

This, in short, is where inclusion comes to mean “participation.” It’s where others do more than support the dreamcrafter’s mission in principle—they invest time and energy of their own to help the dreamcrafter actually achieve the mission, because they have come to see it in some way as their own mission as well. Where once there might have been resisters blocking the way, there is now a cheering section prepared to help carry the dreamcrafter forward.

The fans in a sports stadium during season playoffs are doing more than “agreeing in principle” with their team’s attempt to win first place. They physically show up to shout their encouragement at the tops of their lungs; they wave their arms and dance and wear team-based colors and carry banners and placards of encouragement, and do whatever else they can think of to help spur their team on to victory. Does all this hullabaloo from the sidelines really make any kind of difference? Just ask the players why they believe the team playing before the hometown crowd always has the advantage. And for the fans, if their team wins, it’s very much their win; the dancing in the streets and whooping with joy might easily lead an intelligent observer from another world to assume it is the revelers themselves who have achieved something difficult and exhilarating.

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8. Using Poly-MVA for Nutritional Support and Cancer Therapy

Milne MD, Robert D Basic Health Publications ePub

Poly-MVA is a promising alternative therapy for cancer, but it can be used to great advantage in people without cancer. Research by Garnett Mc Keen Laboratories and others show that Poly-MVA can do the following:

If youve read this far, you might think that you have to have cancer in order to benefit from Poly-MVA. This is not the case. Although research is not conclusive on this front, what is known so far points to Poly-MVAs having a cancer-preventative effect. If you use a maintenance dose, you would likely be protecting yourself against the growth and spread of cancerous cells before any tumors are detectable. In a time when one out of three people can expect to have cancer at some point, it makes sense to improve your odds every way you can.

The research of Frank Antonawich, Ph.D., has demonstrated that Poly-MVA and other palladium lipoic complexes are useful for the prevention of brain damage following stroke, for the prevention of heart damage following heart attack, and for the treatment of damage related to hypertension. In a talk given on March 29, 2003, Dr. Antonawich spoke about the effects of Poly-MVA on animals subjected to TIA (transient ischemic attack). Normally, the type of TIA used in experimental animals damages the part of the brain that directs the animals nest-building ability. Some gerbils underwent surgery in which TIA was induced; the control group underwent a benign procedure. Dr. Antonawich reported: Within 24 hours, behavioral protection was evident. I immediately knew which animals got the drug [Poly-MVA]. My technician was shocked; when I came back in from giving a lecture, I just walked in and said, You gave it to numbers 3, 7, 9, and 12. She said, Yeah! All of them had beautiful nests built.

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XXVII. EARLY FEMALE SEXUALITY

Ernest Jones Karnac Books ePub

THIS lecture is intended to be the first of a series of exchange lectures between Vienna and London which your Vice-President, Dr. Federn, has proposed for a special purpose. For some years now it has been apparent that many analysts in London do not see eye to eye with their colleagues in Vienna on a number of important topics: among these I might instance the early development of sexuality, especially in the female, the genesis of the super-ego and its relation to the (Edipus complex, the technique of child analysis and the conception of a death instinct. I use the phrase ‘ many analysts ‘ without attempting to enumerate these, but it is evident that there is some danger of local views becoming unified to such an extent as to enable people to speak of a Vienna school or London school as if they represented different tendencies of a possibly divergent order. This, I am convinced, is in no wise true. The differences are of just that kind that go with imperfect contact, which in the present case are strongly contributed to by geographical and linguistic factors. The political and economic disturbances of the past few years have not brought London and Vienna nearer to each other. Many English analysts do not read the Zeitschrift, and still fewer Vienna analysts read the Journal. And I have not as yet succeeded in making the interchange of translations between the two as free as I could wish. It is true that German work has much freer access to the Journal than English work has to the Zeitschrift, but this one-way avenue, far from perfect as it is, is not at all a satisfactory solution. The fact is that new work and ideas in London have not yet, in our opinion, been adequately considered in Vienna. Dr. Federn has had the happy thought of remedying the present difficulty by arranging a direct personal contact and discussion. In my opinion also this is the most promising way to proceed. In the first place, I have the impression that nowadays far more psychoanalysis is learnt through the spoken than through the written word. The habit of reading has certainly declined among analysts in the past twenty years and correspondingly the habit of writing has taken on a more narcissistic bent. In the second place, this method enables speakers to be chosen who have prominently identified themselves with one or another point of view or method of investigation.

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